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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABB1300K
I need some Euro help. This is my son's car that he is replacing the identical one he wrecked with so I have a good running donor vehicle. The problem is that it won't start. I have traced down to the coil loosing voltage at the positive side when I go into cr...
1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L Starter,Fuel Injection VIN: 1G1FP23E6N
Hello everyone and hopefully everyone is having a good extended weekend,I have this 92 camaro RS with a VATS problem that has become a riddle to me, the car came in not running, customer had just bought it from a relative of his,the car was leaking fuel from t...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GNEK13R8V
I've cleaned all connectors and dielectric greased them all expecially the 20 pin one.
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1JF12T3W
Hi guys, need help on this cavalier. It is 2.4l. Customer state at idle temp gauge goes to 3/4. So he replaced the thermostat. Didn't fix the problem. Now the problem is here. It goes to 3/4 at idle bring the idle to 2000 rpm gauge goes back to 1/2 way.ok circ...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L valve adjustment VIN: 1GNEK13R9X
I built my first small block Chev. in 1962 and have done many since. I got my first certification in 1975. I just ran across an issue that I have never seen or noticed before and I'm wondering if I am missing something or if I am just going nuts. I've adjust...
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JH14F63
So i have an intermittent long crank or no start problem. the customer also stated that it stalled on him and he had a hard time getting it started again and its always hard to start. so i decide to check the fuel pressure and get 0 psi when it wont start and ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L ABS, hydraulic braking VIN: 1GCHK29U24
Hey guys, this truck's been bugging me for months. Originally came in with a pulsation when braking, so checked rotors, found they were a little warped (~.012" runout) and replaced them. Wheel bearings were starting to grind so installed new ones. Master cylin...
2002 Chrysler Concorde Limited 3.5L Starting VIN: 2C3HD53G72
I have a 2002 Chrysler Concord Limited that does not turn over. At first I thought is was the starter. The solinoid would click, but would not turn over. Replace the starter relay first before replaceing starter; still the car would not turn over. Replaced sta...
2004 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7GL42K54
Hi,running out of options on this Dodge came to me with codes p0440 and p0158. I smoke checked system checked ok so I replaced the nvlp assm. which local dodge dealer had 4 in stock thats a good sign put on and ran evap test on my modis and it failed with same... Trouble codes: P0440, P0158
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L oil burning VIN: JHMCG5554Y
This 2000 EX 4 dr with an F23A1 engine was built in Japan. Although compression is good it has begun to burn oil and may need an overhaul. I am identifying parts sources prior to disassembling the engine. Honda built this model in both the US and in Japan and ...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L ABS light VIN: 1J4GZ58Y9R
Customer complaint sounds like low speed ABS activation. They were backing up, and it seemsed like they had no brakes. Rear wheel cylinder leaking. Front rotors scored deeply. Can't communicate with Genisys. Using plug under the dash. Still get ABS light on...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4GW48S2Y
I had a 2000 grand Cherokee come in for a shudder when taking off in first and when shifting to second. I changed the filter an fluid with no change, and the old fluid looked clean with no metal or clutch material. A couple months later the customer gets in an...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62WOV
vehicle came in for p0430 and p0402.. replaced converter assembly and DPFE. code returned after 10 mile trip down freeway. Found egr valve with extremely minor leak. I replaced that as well as a solinoid. DPFE was a genuine ford part. after replacement all cod... Trouble codes: P0402
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Rear Air Springs VIN: 2MEFM75W72
After we Installed four new shocks and went for a road test The cars rear air springs were all the way up , we had followed the proper procedure ,disabeling the air suspension before working on the car.. After relieving the air pressure we disconected the rear...
1997 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N4BB42D9V
vehicle misses/sputters on acceleration. no dtc, fuel press and regulator ok maf lab scope is good suspect coil/distributor, primary resistance is 1 ohm within spec but secondary is 17.86k ohms specs says around 10k seems kinda high, but a new dist is 300 doll...
2008 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L No Start, no mil VIN: 1N6AA07D88
This one is for the nissan techs out there. I have this 08 titan with a crank but no start. Hooked up my scanner and scanner would not communicate with ecu. I found code u1000 and c1735 ign fault in bcm and tcm. I also noticed that the MIL will not turn on. I ... Trouble codes: U1000
1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L 1-2 solenoid VIN: 1GHDX03E3V
To all the GM tranny techs. Personal vehicle. Not a tranny guy. symptoms in order of appearance: day 1 - ses light on, p0751, 1-2 shift solenoid performance. ses cleared. trans driving normal. day 2 - transmission loses forward gears, just slips. went to see ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
Hi, I just bought the car 2 weeks ago, the AC wasn't working, checked the system and was empty, put nitrogen and found a leak at one of the dryers o-ring, replaced both o-rings and recharge(added oil too), system looked ok. I drove home that evening and was fi...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1S5526R2
this run real good when it is cold but once it warms up it want to fall on its nose fuel pressure looks to be good thought it maybe the converter bad remoed it and still same problem it acts like its running out of fuel any help wouild be great

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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L unkown VIN: WAULC68E93
Thanks for all the help- sometimes we dont see the forest through the trees. The right front inner cv joint was faulty- no other symtoms and the boot looked like new! Thanks again, Greg and crew
2005 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Speedo IN/OP VIN: 1D4GP24RX5
Thanks guys! Took It back to the dealer and he set the pinion factor and tire size and speedo works great now. thanks for all the help! now if only there were a way to get the NVLD monitor to set quicker. anyone out there have any secrets? Trouble codes: P0406 (EGR A circuit High Voltage).
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L blend door motor VIN: 2FALP74W2V
Can't get temp control not to work now after I put battery cable back on for the second time.Had to put back together and let customer take till it happens again.I jumped wires at control head and listened for the motor to move.I think this is where I made a m...
2007 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V87
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM18J2236Y
I guess I can finally say this car is fixed. Looks like the egr valve curred the problem. Just a matter of physically checking it off the car.
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L clattering under lite load VIN: JN1DA31D72
The problem was the variable valve timing chains and sprocket making the noise, similar to a spark knock or clatter. I disabled the solenoids to the variable valve timing and the noise mostly went away. That is how I keyed in,with the advise from others, what ...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS27593
Thanks for all the replies, found a loose intake hose connection, leaking air. tightened clamp, cleared codes and drove vehicle for a week with no more light. Thanks again as always! Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo Underboost).
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